Fans of horror movies like the 2009 feature thriller, The Haunting In Connecticut may already be familiar with the directorial style of award-winning filmmaker Peter Cornwell, who has another title headed our way in the form of Mercy to further appease the horror film viewing public. However, if you enjoy the genre with a nice little martial arts twist, then screenwriters Eric Gable and Ben Bostik may have something in store for those interested with the planned production of Cornwell‘s latest film, Minion.
The film centers on a supernatural event that takes place during a farewell party for a martial arts coach when a party game reveals he is possessed, forcing the guests to fight for their lives as they undergo a reverse exorcism ritual as their only chance of victory against the forces of evil. The news came on the heels of this year’s European Film Market in Berlin in an article via Screen Daily that broke the news two weeks ago where Cornwell said the following: “What appeals to me about Minion is that it’s a really original genre-bending horror story with great characters, really dark twists and some off the hook action,”.
“I have worked together with Peter, Eric and Christian on different projects,” says producer Gudrun Giddings who also produced the 2012 Nordic fantasy horror thriller, Thale. “It’s a pleasure teaming up with these talented and great friends again and I cannot wait for the audience to view the never-before-seen martial-arts action in this horror film.”.
Giddings joins Christian Arnold-Beutel, with whom they both share producer credits in the 2011 crime comedy, Flypaper, and the late 2013 thriller, Banshee Chapter. Arnold-Beutel also produced the 2013 parkour thriller, Run, the 2011 medieval action flick, Ironclad, and Gordon Chan’s 2010 live action adaptation of The King Of Fighters.
The film also brings back Cornwell and Gable since the release of their latest online short fan film, Batman: Evolution in which Gable stars as the lead. The shortfilm has since gone viral, earning the praises of the Dark Knight’s beloved fans, and does offer some perspective as to how Cornwell absorbs martial arts action for the camera as we wait to learn more about Minion in the coming months regarding who will star, as well as direct the action.
Check out Batman: Evolution in the embed below and share your thoughts, and stay tuned for more info.